Tar & Chip Coating
Tar & Chip Coating in Keller, TX
What is Tar & Chip Seal?
Tar & Chip Seal is a pavement that can be applied to a dirt or black top surfaces. It is a coating of hot liquid asphalt followed by a layer of 3/8" chip rock then rolled to compaction.
What Does It Look Like?
When a new Tar & Chip job is completed, it looks like a gravel driveway. But the rock that comes in contact with the Tar is locked in tight. The tar and the rock become one form of pavement. It has a very clean, natural country look. It has a lot of curb appeal and is strong. Plus it won't draw in heat like Black Top.
What About the Loose Rock On Top?
When a new Tar & Chip seal job is first installed, there will be some loose surface rocks on top. But that's just the rock lying on top of the rock that is already locked in the tar. But when you start driving on your new road and the temperature warms up all of the loose surface rocks on top will seal in with the rest of the job. That's the nature of Tar & Chip seal.
How long Will It Last Compared To Black Top Paving?
A new black top surface will last anywhere from 25 to 30 years. But there are two main factors involved. First, proper installation must be done correctly the first time. The application thickness will vary from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches thick on a base surface. Secondly, you must continue to keep your black top seal coated. Depending on your location and weather every 1 to 3 years. But you WILL NOT get 25 to 30 years from black top if it is not maintained OFTEN OR INSTALLED RIGHT. But chip seal will last on top of a good base for 15 to 20 years with no maintenance work involved. You can drive heavy loads and traffic on chip seal without it cracking or breaking up. That is not always the case with black top jobs.
What About the Cost?
As with rising cost of oil, fuel and asphalt tar, all pavements whether it is black top, concrete or chip seal grow higher every year as well. But Tar & Chip seal is about 30% to 40% less than what black top costs to get paved. Plus it costs less to keep because it is maintenance free. Concrete is the most expensive of the three pavements.
How Will Tar & Chip Seal Hold Up Against A Snow Plow?
You must understand that Tar & Chip Seal is a pavement that is used in many northern states (almost all). On driveways, parking lots, county roads and state roads. All which must be shoveled, plowed or blowed when it snows. You can use all three on Tar & Chip Seal. Whether you are applying your chip seal to a base surface or old pavement, when it comes time to plow all you do is lift up on your plow about half inch of the ground, then plow. Chip seal is strong.
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Great company. Shows up as promised and on time, then completes the job as promised and on budget. I recommend TC Paving for your asphalt needs.
Just want to give a recommendation if you're looking at doing any asphalt paving or tar & chip seal work done. We used TC Paving in Keller for our driveway. Their work is A++, quality is excellent, and their customer service (Tom & his dad, Tom Sr.) is the best ever!
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